“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abudantly.” John 10:10 (ESV)
Here at the Help Club for Moms we recognize that we must keep our priorities straight. We must put God first (Deuteronomy 6:5), our husbands second (Ephesians 5:22-33), and our children third in our lives (Proverbs 22:6).
I became a mama over nineteen years ago. I can testify that the days are long but the years are short. I treasure these years of having my children live in my home but the reality is that whether I like it or not, they are going to grow up and, Lord willing, move out, get married and have families of their own. They will leave me and my husband on our own. That thought sobers me.
My husband and I cannot allow ourselves to get so caught up in the messiness of raising our family that we grow apart. We need to keep our marriage healthy and strong. We must nurture and grow our relationship. I really don’t want to wake up one day and find that our marriage is empty and our relationship is dead. I know you don’t want that for your marriage either!
So, how do we keep that from happening? Thankfully, there is a lot of advice out there for how to have a great Christian marriage. While much of it is wonderful, not all of it will apply to your unique relationship. There is no one-size-fits-all formula for a healthy marriage. As with all areas of your life, it is of utmost importance to seek God about what He wants you to do. God designed marriage (Genesis 2:23-24) and He has a plan and a purpose for your marriage. It is my prayer that as you read these studies and seek the Lord this week, He will speak to your heart about ways in which you can love your husband better and nurture your marriage so when the kids are gone, your marriage will stand strong.
May the Lord bless you as you hear from God about loving your husband this week.
Jennifer Valdois and the Help Club for Moms Team